Hopeleus 'EP'

Hopeleus 'EP'
It's already been a big week for Anciients, having just released their "prog-tinged stoner odyssey" Hearts of Oak this past Tuesday (April 16), but the band's Chris Dyck has also popped up on a new self-titled EP from Vancouver buds Hopeleus.

Dyck figures on the all-out thrasher "Cursed Sea" with some backup vocals, but the band proper crush it the whole EP through. "Tyrants" starts off with some spectral six-string slinging before ultimately being possessed by fast and furious metalcore arrangements. "Hunter's Eye" is just as blisteringly relentless, though melancholy melodies are woven into the otherwise assaulting number. Eons of sodden sludge, meanwhile, are unearthed for gloomy breather "The Scythe."

You can check all of the above out in the player down below.